I am sitting here in Iraq trying to plan a 09 throu hike, well hopefully unless I get forced into another tour. I have figured out allot of my equipment already but I have gotten stuck on the issue of hammocks. I have never used one before for hiking, but the thought interests me. My question is how do you chose between the myriad of brands out there when most of the brands are sold online only. I think I have narrowed my possibilities down to the HH and spree. Any thoughts and comments would be appreciated thanks.